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Al Jazeera America
Nov 6, 2013 11:30am EST
story" is next. and check us out 24 hours a day on aljazeera.com. ♪ from washington. hello, i'm libby casey. it's gone on and on, and shows no clear end the war in syria between president bashar al-assad forces and a myriad of rebel groups and islamist fight whose want to see him out of power. there are talks while offering small help to rebels. many are expressing frustration over the situation on the ground, and they have their own political objective. as refugees suffer and the conflict grinds on where do we go from here? first this background. secretary of state john kerry is again this week working with middle east allies to keep attention on the syrian crisis. arriving in saudi arabia over the weekend chief ambassador was helping the relationship between the two countries. >> i particularly wanted to have the opportunity to visit with his majesty the king of saudi arabia, and i'm particularly grateful because i know that he is not seeing enormous numbers of people these days, but right now we have very important things to talk about to make certain that the saudi arabian
Al Jazeera America
Nov 5, 2013 5:00pm EST
we have very important things to talk about to make certain that the saudi arabian u.s. relationship is on track, moving forward, and doing the things that we need to accomplish. >> washington's main arab ally has concerns with the approach to the conflict in syria. they acknowledge there are divergent obviously on how to end conflict, but the goal remains the same. >> even a limited strike will send a message to assad that no other nation can deliver. but a targeted strike can make assad or any other dictator think twice before using chemical weapons. >> but despite president obama's tough talk a strike never happened. instead the assad regime grayed to account for and aid in destroying it's chemical weapons stock pile. for the u.s. the condition in syria is status quo. meanwhile 2 million syrian versus fled their homes and more are displaced in the country as war conditions. rebels have lost ground to assad forces. neighboring nations are shaking under the weight of refugees, especially lebanon. it now has more than 800,000 syrians nearly a quarter of lebanon's population of $4 mil
Al Jazeera America
Nov 1, 2013 2:00am EDT
. a find in the war of drugs. authorities shut down a tunnel between the u.s. and mexico >> a deadly storm system creating problems across the country as it dumps a foot of rain in some parts leading to severe flooding. . >>> welcome to al jazeera america. there are new revelations about just how far the national security agency has gone to spy on internet users. revelations that have reportedly led twitter to set up new types of enciption to protect messages from snoops, something google spent millions doing. facebook is trying to stay a step ahead. now the senate intelligence committee is set to tighten the rules. >> these are the slides leaked by whistleblower edward snowden in june. as long as the national security agency or the federal bureau of investigation are 51% sure that the user is foreign, their emails, audio and video chats, photographs and documents are all theirs for the searching. this >> carefully worded denials followed from the companies, arguing that they give specific information to the u.s. government as legally required on a case-by-case basis. these assurances have
Al Jazeera America
Nov 19, 2013 3:30am EST
by tweeting me at ali velshi and at ajrealmoney. here to help us is our good ryan is a financial adviser and ceo of optimum capital management. he joins me now. i want to pick up where i left off. asset companies behave differently. they all do different things under the same circumstances which is why i think too many people think of the stock market as on or off, in or out. >> right. you have unsystemic risks, and systemic risks. you can't get rid of systemic risks, but you can diversify away unsystematic risk. so if one stock goes up, you might want to decrease your exposure to that, or if you say i like the low-interest rate environment and the emerging market, so i might want to increase allocation to that. it really tolerance. >> risk tolerance, there are a million ways to get it. i still find that people will find out that they are moderate risk, but then they will want to back up the truck and invest in a hot ipo. >> if you ride it down -- you don't invest according to a motion. you invest according to a plan. a lot of individuals as you said earlier, 16,000 on the dow, 1800 for
CSPAN
Nov 2, 2013 12:00am EDT
square was young people texting each other and using their smartphones and the virtues of being able to text and delete and connect with people -- and tweet and connect with people. it brought about another revolution. the same thing with syria. no leader anywhere in the world can afford to look away from huge populations of young people coming at us in unprecedented numbers. it is a different world. it will change politics. all of them in touch with aspirations. it is a different world. what we are going to try to accomplish with two enormous and high standard trade negotiations that are underway right now is to raise the standards and the possibility for people that trans-pacific partnership represents 40% of trade. and we can lock that in, it will open up trade around the world. it is the largest market in the world. it will create an enormous transformation in the standards that people are practicing. it is the largest market in the world. those efforts will dramatically expand our market reach and they will strengthen trading so we can engage and race to the top. not a race to t
CSPAN
Nov 17, 2013 5:30pm EST
to this treaty. does what the treaty obligated the u.s. government to do. the notion that the treaty obligation can be satisfied by relying on the states to enforce their assault laws, which is the core of my friend's argument here, is directly contrary to the history of the framing -- >> that is the part that i can't quite get my mind to these germanic questions -- dramatic questions. it's a very big question. i'm not there yet. the reason i'm not there is because there are some words in this treaty called other peaceful purpose. we have to interpret those words, and the same words are in the statute. my question to you is what reason is there to think that those matters on list a fall within those words. what is list a? it is infinitely long. a few things on it are in homes's -- holmes's position. he talked about being a small boy, to move a barrel of kerosene with a candle in it, alit, so it will burn down a barn after a few hours. kerosene is a chemical. he talks about a case where a person went to a racetrack and gave a horse a pose -- poison potato. he talked about a case involving somebo
Al Jazeera America
Nov 21, 2013 2:00am EST
check check >> the u.s. and afghanistan reach a tentative deal to keep u.s. troops past next year as av gab elders gather to talk about the agreement. no deal as world powers try to come to terms on a solution on iran's nuclear program. >> henry trey raydull takes a leave of absence to seek treatment after pleading guilty to the buying of cocaine. >> hello, welcome to al jazeera america, i'm stephanie sy. a decision on the future of u.s. troops in afghanistan now in the hands of a council of tribal leaders. more than a decade after america entered the region thousands of delegates are gathering on thursday, known as the loya jirga. they'll accept or reject a security pact. u.s. forces that remain after next year will receive immunity from afghan courts - that was a key point. also - american forces will not target afghanistan civilians, including in their home. afghanistan will fund the forces. secretary of state john kerry clarified a key part of the deal. >> it is entirely train, equip and desist. there's no combat role for the american forces. the bilateral agreement is an effo
CSPAN
Nov 18, 2013 5:00pm EST
us. where do you think there's general agreement. second question, where do you think there's not agreement. and how do we go about reconciling that lack of agreement if we can. >> do you want to go first? >> senator carper, i think there is broad based agreement about the potential of a digital economy and virtual currencies, i think there is absolute agreement that there is enormous potential for social good, and that this is an emerging technology that needs to be protected. i also think there is clear agreement that we can't just ignore the misuse, and misuse jeopardizes the virtual ability of the currencies in the longer run. i don't think there is disagreement at all on those points. as it relates to areas -- i just don't think there is use for the laws at the exchange level. know your customer, those kinds of provisions. the greatest challenge, the greatest area we have to grapple with is how do we enforce the enforcement techniques. and the fact that this is a global phenomenon. this is something that was just issued in march of this year. the guidance that directors
Al Jazeera America
Nov 21, 2013 10:00am EST
program uses sophisticated buy metric checks to decide who should get a handout of rations. it is a massive logistical exercise that costs $8 million a month. kenya has paid a heavy price and the time is now right for refugees to go. the reactions are calculated to make sure each person gets just enough nutrition to survive. earlier this month, the agency announced it was cutting food by a quarter, thanks to a budget shortfall. >> the reduction in rations has nothing to do with the agreement. it is just a coincidence. the refugees don't see it that way. for them, it sends a very clear message that both the kenyans have had enough of them. >> this man understands how his community feels. he knows are nobody who thinks somalia is now safe. >> i want to thank the unhcr and kenyan government for hosting us, but as a 11 gee leader, i don't think many are willing to go back. >> very few. i'm not sure any will go right now. >> if you want to get a sense of just how things still are in somalia, consider this. the place that refugees run to is always better than the home they've lef
Al Jazeera America
Nov 3, 2013 12:00pm EST
. >> it was an ambush, we see it as an ambush. >> pakistani leaders blame the u.s. for sabotaging peace talks after a taliban leader was killed in a drone strike. >> a ceasefire in the congo after 16 brutal years of war - but how long will it last? . >>> secretary of state john kerry is in the middle east. his 9-day tour kicks off in israel, jordan and saudi arabia. first a meeting in egypt, a major step towards starting peace talks designed to stop a civil war in syria. >> sue turton has the latest from cairo. >> it's merging that the discussions with nabil fahmy, the egyptian foreign minister, and john kerry, included a situation in regards to syria. we are hearing out of the arab league there was an emergency meeting of foreign minister resist this evening, egyptian time. the egyptian foreign minister will present a vision, initiative that the u.s. and egyptians discussed. if initiative is regarding the geneva ii convention - we know that they are trying to get all parties around the table later on in november, to try to come to some sort of political diplomatic halt to the violence that is goin
Al Jazeera America
Nov 6, 2013 9:00am EST
in the middle east. >>> this is free solo climbing or scaling a mountain without a rope. to us non-climbers, the best free soloist in the world will tell us what it's like to climb a mountain with nothing but your bear hands and chalk. welcome to "consider this." new jersey governor chris christie with an historic win in a big blue state. and in virginia agency race it was a suspenseful night with a race between a democrat and a conservative republican. it's where tea partyers got top billing. we'll take a sneak peek of staying power tha , and the seismic shift to the left. i'm joined which jeff warren, and bill snyder, professor at george washington university. they're both in our washington, d.c. studios, and here in studio with me is tom doherty, former senior adviser to george pataki. bill, let's start with you. chris christie, a big win. but when you look at the exit polls in a hypothetical match up to hillary clinton he would lose in his own state. >> it tells us that new jersey is still a blue state, and hillary clinton is still a very popular figure there. look, christie wo
CSPAN
Nov 21, 2013 6:00pm EST
forth. away from that. our hope is the process of the next months and years will unable us to do that. thank you, chairman menendez, for convening our second hearing to consider the convention on the rights of persons with disabilities. think you, secretary kerry, for your ongoing leadership. protecting the rights of disabled persons has historically garnered the support of all americans. ratification would solidify the strong u.s. commitment to equal opportunity for disabled persons, protection for disabled americans abroad, wounded veterans. greatear we missed a opportunity. it's my hope that we don't make the same mistake again. mr. secretary, this entire hearing strikes me as revisiting important fundamental issues that need to be asked and answered to reassure those of my constituents who have not heard yes yet. in your view, what is the response to critics who charge the sea rpd that would violate u.s. sovereignty, and the disabilities committee would be empowered under this treaty to dictate how the iron states treat people with disabilities here at home. sovereignty,ct to ther
FOX Business
Nov 29, 2013 10:00pm EST
thank you r joining us. if you cannot catch us live. tv are the show.we will see you. afflicted with serious problems and had not been properly tested. that did not stop him from admitting recently he do nothing about all those problems. >> i was not informed directly the web site would not be working away it was supposed to but i was informed there would not say it is great. gerri: jay carney confirmed today to end at henry the president was briefe march this year it contradicts the president and mr. obama statement last week is only the latest example of the administration's seeming propensity to mislead and consistently deceive the public. in fact, he met with insurance industry executives and hhs secretary sebelius april 12th this year just days after burroughs became aware of the mackenzie findings. incident, and there are many more. president obama told americans that they could keep their doctors and insurance if they like them. at least 37 times during the presidential campaign. we now know those statements are untrue and raise questions as to whether obamacare could hav
PBS
Nov 2, 2013 5:30am PDT
all in. you knew you you you will. i do. the us. and yet means ministers meet in tokyo after advancing economic and security cooperation between there have been the new indiana in the special envoy serious that the proposed to me that in the stocks are likely to succeed without the participation of the syrian opposition. prime minister no way am on the quay after us president obama offered more what that might imply that the climate in the plot reaches levels not seen since a peak of the debacle. and as the economy slows down one to make its winery in the trachea with the euro will cause the influx of cheap imports. a genial watching cctv news i'm on a lovely start up program with the first ever to class to meeting of foreign and defence ministers between russia and japan which has been held in tokyo. russia's foreign minister sergei laptop and defence minister sergei showing two men and japanese counterparts. if you can see that and ethan are yawning gap. the conference that in the morning the best ways of furthering economic and security cooperation between the two countrie
PBS
Nov 16, 2013 7:30am PST
for the next ten years the report of a story of jeremy humm and allegedly used by the fbi as part of a private army of hackers and punished for going astray alarming figures in japan's radiation odd spot. this is close to the average level of the goals down with that in the chernobyl zone. only with one exception. the place where i'm at right now more than ten thousand people are currently living hard to travel to the exclusion zone the fish in about the government has vowed to make fit for habitation soon applied to some see as hopelessly unrealistic box russian police received a militant hideout leading to an intense gunfire with several terrorists dead reportedly including the met orchestra to last most people could ride bus bombing. it's three pm and off white mat as the berry good to be with us our top story this hour a cyber activists by the massive expos am the us private intelligence firm that spied for the government has been sentenced to ten years behind bars. analysts say the case that was anything but clear cut than is being described as a warning shot to whistleblowers but he's ho
CSPAN
Nov 25, 2013 1:00am EST
think it is useful but not absolutely essential to the overall relationship. just getting the team together on the american side, which hampered its first few months, but i would not myself think that this was critical to the issue of inking forward. i think that has to be done to some degree by the prime minister and the president. they have little time together, so it is very much something that needs to be included in the regular meetings at the foreign secretary level and then at the theor official level, like political director and others in the foreign office. you have this overview of the overall relationship. >> well, that takes me rather neatly onto my next point, which is that sometimes we make a mistake in this country in seeing american foreign-policy as being monolithic, because you have a number of sources. you have got the white house, that you mentioned. you have got the state department. you have got the senate, the foreign relations committee. c, and youot the ns have got the pentagon. do you think that we have difficulty here in formulating policy when there are
Al Jazeera America
Nov 1, 2013 5:00am EDT
will join us and other countries. there are some very, very serious efforts being developed everywhere to try and make this conference possible. but, you know, we will say it when it happens. >> reporter: let's go to al jazeera and in beirut in lebanon where they are going in the coming hours and they say geneva two will not happen or go ahead without opposition but that are divided whether to take part and the conditions it wants for doing so. >> absolutely. they said it would be preferable to have one opposition united speaking under the same umbrella or attending under the same umbrella, which is actually not the position of either syria or russia. they seem to think there are several oppositions and they seem to think or they are backing what is called the domestic opposition, that means opposition parties that are based in damascus and never taken up weapons against the government. so you do have very difficult issue to solve there before going to the geneva two conference if it happens. also you have to bear in mind that the geneva two conference will implement geneva one and it
Al Jazeera America
Nov 1, 2013 7:00am EDT
in the initial days of the troubled website. >> a stunning admission by the u.s., john kerry admits some surveillance has gone too far, just as giant tech companies push back against the government. >> the bottom line is people are going to go hungry. >> the federal cuts making it harder for struggling families to put food on the table. >> a threatened species makes a comeback. the salmon population is pushed toward record numbers. >> good morning, good to have you with us on this friday with that welcome to aljazeera america. >> for more than a month now, the obama administration has been saying how many millions of people have visited the health care website, but they have kept quiet about exactly how many have enrolled, insisting they do not have those numbers. >> new documents show the white house has a pretty good idea. >> even the president admits healthcare.gov has problems. >> the website is too slow, too many people have gotten stuck. >> just how many people have gotten stuck or how many ever enrolled are figures the obama administration has been denying the public for days now.
PBS
Nov 3, 2013 7:30am PST
our story. a pakistani family talk starts he after outlining the us congress the full horror of a cit a drone strike. eu officials had to washington what went on earth. the truth about american spying program takes millions of europeans have found themselves targeted by bike it's worse for obama bush was running the show. the country's leadership seems to be on clear what its national security agency is doing as we report later. the syrian government dismantled its chemical production facilities but the disarmament process pain in the balance of some rebel groups continued to defy the deal. watts. water teach science. as of the really bad about here the fourth test on the nose wheel over it the smiles that the us military officers mask the pain full force feeding of detainees at guantanamo bay. archie reports from behind a barbed wire. a new new. watching the weekly it's not a cure mrt with me in east now it's good to have you with us that the latest news plus a look back at the week's top stories putting a human face to america's so called war on terror in pakistan on family and a dr
PBS
Nov 26, 2013 5:00am PST
didn't sanction the use of force to break up the occupation of government buildings. thailand's been plunged into deep if that is done separately since the ousting of taxing than a minute to seek new in two thousand and six. he was later convicted of corruption and lives in self imposed today to see enormous influence over his sister's government. the white house says afghanistan's president of the con side has proposed new conditions and indicates he's not ready to sign a bilateral security deal promptly. the declaration follows his meeting with u s national security adviser susan rice in trouble. cause i told bryce rental afghan homes that have deceased and the us would have to demonstrate its commitment to peace before he resigned to getting the spoon the rice was cooked it saying that the pope said mitcham and the us would stop coming for a total collapse in twenty fourteen and leave afghanistan much is left iraq with no human soul mate under the tree presents. last week and somalia juggle national afghan governing and goals to continue to escalate the engagement and its on site
CSPAN
Nov 21, 2013 8:00pm EST
, but it has made a difference in our country and he inspired many of us to be involved in politics. much legislation sprang from inch of rain his original agenda but we will talk more about that this afternoon. just remembering always that resident kennedy said children are our greatest resources and best hope for future and hopefully that will be the spirit of this budget that we think in terms of our children, their families and their future. thank you all. .. >> the world of cable from that of author with the big picture. >> secretary of state john kerry told the senate foreign committee that the united states should ratify the disability act. >> good morning, this hearing on the sena aate floor of the righ of people with disability comes to other. let me thank secretary kerry for being here. first, i think he has the thanks of all us on the committee for the incredible work you have been doing across the globe. and your presence sends a strong message about the importance of the issue. we appreciate you coming back to chair. we received the support of thousands of people and organiza
Al Jazeera America
Nov 21, 2013 1:00pm EST
h. this is al jazeera. >> hello there, welcome our top stories. any deal keeping u.s. troops won't get final approval until after he leaves office. >> with all the news from europe, as three women are freed by police in london, after being held as slaves for 30 years. and no release, ukraine's refuses and drops plans for a landmark trade deal with europe. also ahead, go home. somali refugees in kenya have told they have to leave, they say that will put them back in danger. and on the frail of the lizard kings. the world's most notorious wild life trafficker. afghanistan's president has announced he won't sign an agreement to keep u.s. troops there after next year. they should support the deal, but that he would leave it to the next president to give its final approval. elections are due in 24 teen. one of the most contention issues in the security packet is giving u.s. troops immunity from prosecution under afghan law. as well as the right to self-defense. but only if forces ask them to, and finally troops numbers. if the draft is signed up to 15,000 american soldiers could stay
CSPAN
Nov 21, 2013 3:00am EST
minister argued for a --e active western european we had theink example of the use of chemical weapons in syria and it was the american president who had to persuade prime minister cameron. prime minister cameron already saw the need for action. in both countries, public opinion was extremely cautious. a majority was opposed to any form of direct military action, which is what came through here. that was ultimately the reason why american policy evolved as it did. even before the american position eve alt, my immediate reaction -- evolved, my immediate reaction was that it the type ofange relationship we have with america in one go. watching the american reaction in the days ahead for the president felt it necessary to consult congress. had there been a congressional vote, it it would have been touch and go. numbers and the house looked to be negative. in terms of having the u.k. and ,he u.s. at a popular level there is quite a shared set of views in the world we are in after afghanistan. the house of commons vote as having a negative vote on the u.k.-u.s. relations. the u.s. was in th
CSPAN
Nov 25, 2013 12:00pm EST
-- for illegal uses. that can include outright fraud at best or it can include -- the u.s. house has the very strict used than what it was appropriated for by congress. violation of that can entail civil and criminal penalties. because the accounting is so opaque, it is impossible to tell whether there are anti- deficiency act violations and perhaps whether they are even widespread. that perhaps is a reason over the long haul that there has been resistance tearing up the accounting, because often it is experience -- it is expedient when money is needed to finish revamping a helicopter or installing something on a ship, they just can't immediately take money from the wrong account -- they just immediately take money from the wrong account and spend it on that. host: one of the key quotes in your piece is by then secretary of defense robert gates -- "my staff and i learned that it was nearly impossible to get accurate information to questions such as much money did you spend and how many people do you have." secretary robert gates in 2011. a c-span democrat on twitter asks, "is the
PBS
Nov 4, 2013 11:00am PST
are expected to use the trial to undermine what they see as the legitimacy of the ousting outside for more seasonally for the trial unconstitutional. the trial is exposing a deepening schism in the jets' between more sees islam as it is on one hand and egypt's security establishment of the nation's mortar muslims secularists christians would in all the other. police in the israeli city of lights to match the question several associates of her ricky may allegations of so much in extremely close municipal election result one hundred votes separated incumbent every team and watch the apatow from second to challenge or any color and sixty more than eighteen thousand residents. he's already everest today people in the investigation into voting irregularities. often it would sound with two hundred sites like these election results and suspicions of flu have led to protests calling for new election in which image which is growing increasingly tense as ultra orthodox second date with its began to obama in recent years to rekindle the most conservative jurists that shelling the media and enforcing
PBS
Nov 5, 2013 7:00pm PST
. since the us secretary of state street to riyadh to reassure the saudis to their historic relations with washington are intact. we do it and that's the message bible in jerusalem on wednesday. is there a rainy and it was part of the west will be asking to be asked and gets his due date. let's start the other in the new store and say hello once again. thanks ross but let's take a look at the headlines we are covering up taking the unusual. we start with a minute's silence is false but that's either of these great yet but it's the french national assembly that last a tragic returned from physical things of eugenics. but today molly are broke back to paris. just know that it will take three of the unthinking create a ripple of self doubt when she won the gold bikini is still the democratic republic of congo the end of twenty three see's the rebellion inside a tunnel and see the gold through political means still talking about tolkien you and the arab league peace envoy elect governing insists no day to get sick much delay geneva to the syrian peace talks. as raffles and his regime cont
PBS
Nov 19, 2013 5:00pm PST
ask obama to bring my cat back to life the us to go to war on terra is missing its market with human rights groups reported mounting civilian deaths. he travels to a yemeni the beach to hear first hand accounts all that remains from a us predator drone strike right here in yemen that killed two suspected members of al qaeda but also send billions. so is the loss of innocent lives justified in the fight against al qaeda stay with us as the report from one of the front lines in the war on terror. the russian court approached by guilt of my four greenpeace activists bring in the tenth of april least twelve for them part of a group of faithful or attempt to storm and i'll stick with egg on top stories this hour . the city to promote good it is not to repeat it for hours that day up to twenty three people being killed and powerful tools to be a reagan embassy in lebanon's capital beirut conflicting reports suggest the real cocoa after jake is among the victims of the bombings and injured more than one hundred and forty seven is gripping calcutta has reportedly claimed responsibility for t
Al Jazeera America
Nov 25, 2013 10:00pm EST
says he will not sign a security pact with the u.s. until new conditions are met. he met with the security advisor susan rice in kabul. she urged him to sign a deal allowing the u.s. to remain in afghanistan in 2024. "consider this" is next. and i'll be back later. you can get the latest on aljazeera.com. america's deal with iran gets a mixed review, along with mixed messages from the obama administration and the iranian president. with the two countries not on the same page, what is a deal >> a supreme court decision could mean changes for obamacare. >> last time we saw watson it cleaned up on "jeopardy", what is the computer doing >> and vladimir putin and the pope. >> we begin with an historic accord with iran. is it a good deal? the u.s. says it's a first step to kur -- to curtail iran's nuclear program. within hours of the deal the parties contradicted each other on a clean issue. >> there is no right to enrich. everywhere in the agreement it states they can only do that by mutural agreement and nothing is agreed on until everything is agreed on. >> >> translation:
Al Jazeera America
Nov 24, 2013 2:00am EST
>> finally an agreement. u.s. and iran reach a deal on tehran's nuclear program. >> today that diplomacy opened up a new path for the world that is more secure. >>> president obama said the agreement was an important first step in keeping iran from making a nuclear weapon. >>> vatican secrets - secrets of st. peter left for centuries - to be unveiled. >>> hello, welcome to al jazeera america, i'm morgan radford in new york. >> an historic deal. there is now a deal in place on iran's nuclear program. it is designed to stop or scale back nuclear activities in exchanges for relief from economic sanctions. >> a result after a long night, described as intensive and complicated the p5+1 and iran struck an historic deal, the importance hinted at by the president's sudden and unusual for a saturday late-night address. >> today that diplomacy opened up a new pass. that iran's progress is peaceful and it cannot build a nuclear weapon. it is a first step but achieves a first deal. for the first time in a decade we have halted the progress of the nuclear weapon. >> in timing the irani
Al Jazeera America
Nov 24, 2013 11:00am EST
of the united states's closest allies. >>> election day for hondurans casting votes for change. >>> the u.s. and five other world powers announced a landmark deal today temporarily freezing iran's nuclear program. the six-month agreement in exchange for some relief from sanctions is the most significant compromise between the u.s. and iran since the 1979 iranian revolution. president obama hailed the agreement as the most significant and tangible progress of a diplomatic campaign. >> today that xloema diplomacy opened up a new path that we can verify iran's nuclear program is peaceful and it cannot build a nuclear weapon. >> let's bring in white house correspondent mike viqueira. mike, six months, that's the extent of this deal. what are world leaders hoping will happen during that time? >> reporter: at the end of that time, they are hoping they can come to a larger deal that will prevent iran from developing a nuclear weapon. they have instittuted steps that they believe will present iran from turning the corner. they call it "a breakout" to take the uranium and plutonium and turning it i
Al Jazeera America
Nov 5, 2013 3:00am EST
the country. the u.n. expects it to be above 3 million by the end of this year. joining us on the phone from geneva is the united nations office lens from the coordination of humanitarian affairs. in the past three months we have seen 3.8 million extra people needing help, it is an enormous jump. why is that? >> it is an enormous jump, numbers are staggering. we are 9.3 million in syria are estimated to be in need of humanitarian aid. 6.5 million are internally displaced. this high figure is an incemental displacement which has happened over the past month. the last statement was made in june. now, since june it has jumped up to the 40% of the population as you mentioned. >> i'm trying to get to the bottom of why this is so. back in october there was a united nations security council statement urging humanitarian access to these people, and it appears since then absolutely nothing has been done. >> well, we have expressed our disappointment with what has not happened since the precedential statement, which calls on all the parties to the conflict in syria to allow humanitarian access to the
CSPAN
Nov 18, 2013 1:20am EST
the core ally of the u.s. important defense and bilateral relationship we've had with france, united nations, germany. are you saying the u.k. is stepping back and germany might step forward? how does the french reintergracious affect this? >> i think it has been extraordinarily important. it has made france given it a sense of responsibility for what happens in the alliance. and made the alliance stronger. no, our relationship with the strong allies. and those that are willing and able to provide military capability is going to be key. a strong u.s.-est stone began alliance is great. it's important to the estonian and the united states. it's not going to -- can't be the be all and end all. our relationship with the u.k. our relationship with france, our relationship with germany. our relationship with italy, which has stood up every time when we rang the bell they opened the door. which is always welcome. and step through it with real capabilities. those are important relationships. and those countries will have to take the lead in providing the capabilities that are necessary for n
Al Jazeera America
Nov 14, 2013 10:00am EST
>> hello, good to have you with us. welcome to the news hour. these are the world's top news stories. >> no police, nothing. there was a breakdown of law and order. it shouldn't have been so. >> growing security fears after typhoon haiyan as armed men roam the streets of the philippines. >> northeast somalia is also struggling after a cyclone. 300 people have died and a state of emergency declared. >> a suicide bomber strikes in iraq as tens of thousands of muslims mark ashoura. >> hello, we are in london with the latest in europe, including a allowdown in the euro's recovery as the economy gross a slim .15%. >> farewell to a contradict legend. he is playing his final match. >> aid is finally reaching parts of the philippines devastated by typhoon haiyan. a u.s. aircraft carrier arrived. the uss george washington will assist operations and help helicopters to move supplies. more pictures are emerging from the disaster zone. this is 20 kilometers of coastline ripped to shreds. tacloban is one of the worth hit areas. survivors are flocking to the city's airport hoping to travel
Al Jazeera America
Oct 31, 2013 11:00pm EDT
by authorities to stop smugglers between the u.s. and mexico. . >>> we begin tonight with budget cuts about to affect the lives of 47 million americans. they go into effect on friday. people relying on food stamps are about to get less. congress allowed an increase in food stamp benefits to expire. one in seven americans receiving foodstamps will have to cut back on food they buy. a family of four receiving the maximum allotment will see benefits cut by $36 a month. the cuts will affect people not on food stamps. according to financial analysis every dollar spent on foodstamps generates $1.73 in economic growth. foodbanks are bracing for what is about to come. >> monshelle and her 4-year-old son michael have to watch their spending. she has a job in local government, she still needs hep from snap. >> between rent, light bills, water bills, everything, nursery bills, i just couldn't afford to have food in the house. >> monshelle receives $364 a month in foodstamps and is grateful for that. like 47 million other americans, she's about to face life with less help putting food on the table. >>
CSPAN
Nov 18, 2013 5:00am EST
am expert enough yet in the pending legislation to offer a specific use i will refer to secretary beers who i think knows it better. >> is that true? >> i have been at it longer, senator. [laughter] >> do you want to take a shot at it? >> as explored with senator coburn, i think what we need is for the liability protection to create the willingness for the private sector to share information about a data breach as soon as they experience it. them as quickly as possible and we can protect others as quickly as possible. protection liability is constructed -- i am not a lawyer, i cannot do find that in the legal terms that you all need to put into the law, but i -- we arewould be ready and willing to help with ethical assistance on trying to define precisely what it ought earlierlike as we tried with the last attempt to write the legislation in this body. mr. olson? >> i don't have anything to add on that cyber legislation. >> thank you. let's talk a bit about the lone wolves, american citizens, in many cases, that become radicalized, in some cases by traveling abroad and being expos
CSPAN
Nov 27, 2013 10:00am EST
the largest bond issue in u.s. history and put all of the money into pensions. what happened was when 2008 rolled around gm did not have the resources to go back to the market and get the tens of aliens of dollars it made to keep going on like ford who mortgage the entire company and raise the money it needed to get itself through the downturn. you can say it was locked but there will -- but sometimes you make your own lock in corporate america and it was a combination of factors that cause gm to tumble. for a much for stopping by. have a nice thanksgiving. happyh you a very thanksgiving as well and we are back tomorrow at 7 p.m. -- 7 a.m. eastern time. there is live coverage at the national press club. they are looking at holiday spending and this event is just getting underway live here on c- span. >> in fact, in every year we have conducted this survey, actual holiday spending has increased. these two years were 2008 and 2009 during the recession. interpreting the results is how the proportion says it will increase or decrease spending that changed over time. except for 2008, at the d
PBS
Nov 14, 2013 11:00am PST
on the streamline its way to renew appearance in from the lebanese supporters were attacked both israel and the us and said that israel does not want the ones to reach an agreement with iran over its nuclear ambitions because israel wants a war speaking to cheering crowds in beirut nostril and that israel wants the us to occupy and destroy experience so that that you wish to dominate the region. last weekend the war powers failed to strike a deal with iran over its nuclear program a program that the west believes is aimed at building nuclear weapons israel has remained adamant that it will take whatever action necessary to prevent iran from obtaining an atomic bomb as i . i am the owner can use on him more. it eu israeli prime minister benjamin netanyahu his report to be willing to consider an interim agreements with their own rights to speak to the pre program but only if tehran agrees to a complete halt to all you ring in enrichment for want of a topless in exchange israel was doing the international community including two waves of the sanctions. he'll fly is unlikely to be taken seriously in
Al Jazeera America
Nov 24, 2013 5:00am EST
honduras heads to the post >> a cutting edge community that studies how we use and and abue power. they say this is the neighborhood of the future. ♪ >> after days of talks and a final 18 hour marathon in geneva world powers have made a deal with iran over their nuclear program. i ran has agreed to curb their nuclear activities. in a moment we'll cross live in teheran where so some people are criticizing their end of the deal. mike han i hanna is in israel ad israel is claiming this is a mistake. first we have how the events up folded. >> at 3:00 in the morning again into havgenevatime they struck l in talks that were described as intensive and complicated. it met with an immediate response from the u.s. president. today that has opened up a new path to a world that is more secure. to a feuder tha feud future thay that iran is peaceful. today's announcement is just a first step it achieves a great teal. deal. for the first time in a decade we have halted the nuclear program. >> iran's foreign minister described new horwood ry horwoo. >> i believe it's important that all of us se
CSPAN
Nov 16, 2013 7:00am EST
morning encased 12158, bond v. u.s.. >> mr. chief justice and may it please the court. of the statute at issue year does reach every malicious use of chemicals anywhere in the nation as the government insists then it clearly exceeds congress''s limited and enumerated powers. this court's cases made clear it is a bedrock principle of the federal system that congress lacks general police power to criminalize conduct without regard to jurisdictional element or some nexus to a matter of distinctly federal concern. the president's negotiant and the senate and ratification of treaties with foreign nations does not change the bedrock principle of our constitutional system. >> the 3d is valid and the implementing of legislation seems to largely copy without getting anything so the treaty could be constitutional but implementing legislation adds nothing is constitutional. >> i would quarrel with your premise. it is through the convention in the statute used similar terms and terminology. there's one important difference between the convention and the statute that differentiates
FOX Business
Nov 1, 2013 10:00pm EDT
house has been telling us for months that millions of americans have been visiting health care.gov, but the house oversight committee released internal notes from meetings that show only six people in total successfully enrolled on the first day enrolled. obamacare is a train wreck that has become a laughingstock as a result. as of today, the hite house pushed back expectations, taping them down and jay carney said that we don't expect those numbers to be very high and we never did. henry is at the white house with our report. reporter: embarrassed over the rollout of president obama signatureomestic achievement that only six people signed up on day one and was criticized by congressman darrell issa. >> there are no doubt there from a contractor about figures. if the website wasn working on october 1, that is a dog bites man story i said demanded to know why a parade of tp officials including kathleen sebelius did not give the information. >> if you have internal numbers and you're not willing to hear extra numbers, you are doing the kind of propaganda that this administration
LINKTV
Nov 1, 2013 5:30am PDT
on a trip to the u.s.. nouri al-maliki said he wanted to say a third world war launched to stop al qaeda attacks. and it is as long as six football fields and it is fitted with electric lighting and even a train. u.s. authorities have discovered a drug super tunnel under the border with mexico. thanks for watching -- you are watching "france 24." anonymous u.s. officials and syrian rebel forces confirmed report israel bombed a syrian military base. it is said to be near this city -- port city, targeting missiles israel believes could be transferred to the militant group hezbollah. that's get more on the straightaway from jerusalem with our middle east correspondent. this has not been conformed -- confirmed by israeli authorities. what do we know so far? >> no, it has not been confirmed. it pretty much means the suppose it source of fire, israel, is not conforming -- confirming nor denying the reports. we know very little and we know what from sources speaking anonymously because of the sensitivity of the issue at hand, and that is notably an obama administration official confirming that
CSPAN
Nov 19, 2013 12:29pm EST
there is such interest in retaining at least the option of using nuclear weapons in response to a massive conventional attack is that those countries underably are not keen on being liberated after six months of heavy fighted. they are interested in the attack not happening or at least being stopped. i think one of the issues that the alliance has to face, one that we face in connection with korea, that there's sort of two models of how you address an invasion. one is the kind of at some point you will decide that war is inevitable and mobilize and start flowing stuff and everything goes at once. and you talk about we used to fight in divisions the idea was we would move ten divisions to europe in ten days. it's a major of the way it was planned. first day was spent filling out paperwork. but that was what we were going to do, damn it. one of things we have to bear in mind to think realistically about this scenario, this is extremely unlikely to be an absolute bolt from the blue. there's lots of history of tactical surprise. to my knowledge no history in the last couple of hundred years at least of st
PBS
Nov 3, 2013 8:00pm PST
raises alarm on america's don't campaign which has taken hundreds of innocent lives despite the us claims that very few civilians come under fire. one ten p i was outside with my grandma then everything became doc i was scared to talk to study girl who survived a us drone attack travels to washington to tell congress how her home was destroyed and her grandmother kill the eu isn't satisfied with washington's explanation of the nsa surveillance allegations germany wants edwards noted himself to shed some light on reports of its chancellor's the phone to be intact. she knew only in germany france and india. now stay the course of the united states is going to repeat itself. art is a roughly thirty latency speaks exclusively to an estate weeks reporter glenn greenwald who is skeptical but america will stop its surveillance anytime soon data behind the barbed wire art he travels to the notorious guantanamo bay detention camp for the military staff deny is that the facilities the dark reputation. meyer that biology torture and suicides is anywhere close to reality lol. what kept you up
CBS
Nov 26, 2013 5:30pm PST
is accused of using a new weapon against civilians-- starvation. clarissa ward reports many of the victims are children. and seth doane goes undercover to expose chinese counterfeiters specializing in art. >> no artist wants to find that someone has taken their stuff and is passing it off as their own. captioning sponsored by cbs this is the "cbs evening news" with scott pelley. >> pelley: good evening. on the eve of the thanksgiving holiday getaway, there is trouble for travelers. a storm system that began in the west last week is now heading into the northeast with rain, wind, snow, and ice. 1,300 flights have been canceled since the weekend. this is a live look at airports in new york, cleveland, and nashville, where some folks are looking to make an early escape. this satellite view will give you an idea of just how big this storm is. as you can see, it covers much of the country. it's already blamed for at least 11 deaths. we have three reports tonight with more than three million people expected to fly this weekend, we're going to begin with manuel bojorquez at the airport in atlanta
CSPAN
Nov 1, 2013 10:00am EDT
. ♪ the now please be seated. hame ladies and gentlemen, let us begin by acknowledging a great friend of this institution , mrs. heather fully. thank you for giving us this chance to try to express the debt -- the depth of gratitude we owe to tom. an english poet once wrote that god is ant work of honest man. tom foley was back and more, a leader grounded indecency and , an honor to himself, his family, and this house. he did all the things a public servant should do an friendly did many of them better than the rest. ask any of his peers and they will tell you this. listen to bob dole. around the time he became called him a man of total integrity, or ask alan simpson who told you that tom can go to hell and make you feel good about going there. and then is fiercely conservative as they come, he said he wished they were republican. there is also this from president george bush. tom foley represented the best in public service and our political system. one class act tipping his hat to another. impressive, as is the sequence of his rise. majority whip, majority leader, and speaker. fairn
CNN
Nov 26, 2013 3:30pm PST
started to claim as its own, in other words, potential conflict between the u.s. and china at a military level. this news comes just days after president obama got the iranians to the negotiating table over their nuclear program. it is a dangerous world out there. and i am glad tonight we have a president who knows how to use defense and diplomacy. in times like this we need a leader who can be tough without being a cowboy. >> he certainly has a chance to prove that. he has karzai and he have things developing with the iranians and the new challenge with the chinese which may be in fact the most dangerous of the three current activities of the and that doesn't count iraq, syria, libya, you name it. >> i'm glad we've got a cool hand, no reckless cowboys. >> we're going to discuss how cool that hand is in a minute. in the crossfire tonight, peter bienert and bill crystal. this was a very significant development. and frankly raises some serious questions. the chinese, as you know, have been claiming more and more and more expansive position. we have a map that shows our viewer
CSPAN
Nov 24, 2013 3:00pm EST
comfortable, obviously. we want to pass this. it is not lost on any of us that only 11 months ago the senate fell just five votes short of approving this treaty. so more than 60 senators have already resolved in their minds many of the questions that are reraised again and again. we can go into them. those days when we ended up five votes short, when people changed so it was closer, that was a rough day for a lot of us who supported the treaty, including senator mccain, who is hardly a newcomer to this issue and is one of the most eloquent voices for why we ought to be doing this, for why, to put it bluntly, this treaty is in america's interests. in the after-action conversations that i have had with many senators, republicans and democrats alike, and including a number of who voted against the treaty -- you saw senator corker and others -- i even heard some regret about what had transpired and the unintended message that the outcome sent to americans with disabilities, as well as other people around the world. and i heard from many, not just a willingness, but a hope that they would have a
CSPAN
Oct 31, 2013 9:00pm EDT
for us having the center we are saving 3 billion a year. the fact we are moving from datacenter spiritedly generated through carbon, having it at a renewable center was a big advantage in something i have always wanted. >> i think there are some best best practices of state and local governments. we see the best practices occur a projectwill appoint manager to shepherd personal cell phone, give details 24 hours a day, call us, and we will solve the obstacle. opportunitiesl are more standard there are some sharings they have been across the board. wax one thing we talked about is infrastructure. maybe just share a little bit about what we could be doing to make sure we are investing in our infrastructure. >> this is near and dear to me. around the world, every leader is looking for a way to find jobs, and they have lack of capital for infrastructure. that is how they can create more jobs. one thing that is very clear, when you look at countries that infrastructure, there is a partnership between public and private. it is imperative that we have a policy for infrastructure buildin
CSPAN
Nov 2, 2013 10:00am EDT
testimony the national security agency intelligence programs in the u.s. and abroad. witnesses included national intelligence agency director james clapper and homeland security department officials. this hearing is two-and-a-half hours. >> i remind all guests that i will only accept civil the koran and only those recognized to speak will be allowed to speak andhe core him --decorum only those recognized to speak will be allowed to speak. i would like to recognize our first panel today. director of national intelligence james clapper james clapper,, deputy attorney the deputyes cole, director of the nsa, chris inglis. we will move immediately into the second panel of non- governmental experts knowledgeable on fisa issues. we will discuss possible changes to the way fisa applications are handled by the department of justice. i hope all of our witnesses will give clear answers about how proposals under consideration at congress would affect the nsa's ability to stop terrorist attacks. i am going to submit my statement for the record in order to ask some questions following the opening st
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Nov 1, 2013 5:00am PDT
members for a deadly car crash in beijing. >>> airline passengers in the u.s. will soon not need to switch off their electronic gadgets during flights. >>> and emergency coordinators for unicef say children in syria lack many of the things they need to develop, and they are warning of a lost generation. >>> members of an ethnic minority group in china say they are being harassed. government authorities are blaming uygur people for a deadly car crash near tiananmen square and members of the group are concerned it will spread. nhk has more. >> reporter: a utility vehicle went into a crowd on monday, then crash and burst into flame. the three people in the suv were killed, along with two bystanders. investigators have described the incident as a well organized terrorist attack. they say all of them are uggers, as were the three people in the car. a spokesperson for the chinese foreign ministry suggested members of the east turkish islamic movement may be linked to the incident. the group is fighting for independence in the autonomous region. uggers in beijing say they are experiencing backlas
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